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California Bankruptcy Trustees

Written by Ben Tejes
Updated Oct 11th, 2023
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You are deciding whether to file bankruptcy and may have heard about working with a bankruptcy trustee in California. The primary role of the trustee is to be a “watchdog” for the bankruptcy process. In fact, the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees helped manage all of the 45,831 bankruptcy filings in California for the year ending June 30, 2021.

The trustee’s responsibilities include:

  1. Appointing and supervising private trustees.
  2. Taking legal action to prevent fraud and abuse.
  3. Referring matters for criminal investigation when appropriate.
  4. Ensuring bankruptcy process is administered and that fees are appropriate.
  5. Reviewing disclosure statements.
  6. Advocating matters of bankruptcy code.

We will cover Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees with contact information in California as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The California Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in California is the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is often a 3 or 5-year plan. So, there are many administrative tasks for the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee.

Here’s the breakdown of California Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 7.2% - 9.2%. Just as a reference, this can result in thousands of dollars in trustee fees. Our Chapter 13 calculator helps estimate what that fee would be.

You can take our all-in bankruptcy cost calculator below to estimate your Chapter 13 plan payment, including the Chapter 13 trustee fees.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee(s) California

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in California broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here. Please note that the US Trustee program does not administer bankruptcy estates in North Carolina and Alabama.

CentralAmrane Cohen(714) 621-0200
CentralNancy K. Curry(213) 689-3014
CentralRodney A. Danielson(951) 826-8000
CentralKathy Anderson Dockery(213) 996-4400
CentralElizabeth F. Rojas(818) 933-5700
EasternDavid P. Cusick(916) 856-8000
EasternRussell D. Greer(209) 576-1954
EasternMichael Meyer(559) 275-9512
NorthernMartha G. Bronitsky(510) 266-5580
NorthernDavid E. Burchard(650) 345-7801
NorthernDevin Derham-Burk(408) 354-4413
SouthernThomas H. Billingslea, Jr.(619) 233-7525
SouthernDavid L. Skelton(619) 338-4006

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees California

Below are the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in California broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here

CentralKarl T. Anderson(760) 778-4889
CentralWesley H. Avery(626) 395-7576
CentralLynda T. Bui(949) 340-3400
CentralThomas H. Casey(949) 766-8787
CentralArturo M. Cisneros(951) 328-3124
CentralCharles W. Daff(657) 218-4800
CentralCarolyn Anne Dye(213) 368-5000
CentralHoward Marc Ehrenberg(213) 626-2311
CentralJeremy W. Faith(818) 705-2777
CentralTodd A. Frealy(951) 784-4122
CentralJeffrey I. Golden(714) 966-1000
CentralAmy L. Goldman(213) 250-1800
CentralRosendo Gonzalez(213) 452-0071
CentralDavid M. Goodrich(714) 966-1000
CentralDavid Keith Gottlieb(818) 539-7720
CentralHoward B. Grobstein(951) 234-0951
CentralWeneta M. A. Kosmala(714) 708-8190
CentralBrad D. Krasnoff(310) 277-0077
CentralHeide C. Kurtz(310) 832-3604
CentralSam S. Leslie(213) 368-5000
CentralRichard A. Marshack(949) 333-7777
CentralPeter J. Mastan(213) 335-7738
CentralSandra K. McBeth(805) 464-2959
CentralJohn J. Menchaca(213) 683-3317
CentralElissa D. Miller(213) 626-2311
CentralJerry Namba(805) 922-2575
CentralKaren S. Naylor(949) 748-7936
CentralJohn P. Pringle(323) 724-3117
CentralJason M. Rund(310) 640-1200
CentralDavid Seror(818) 827-9200
CentralLarry D. Simons(951) 686-6300
CentralSteven M. Speier(949) 561-3749
CentralDiane C. Weil(818) 946-1270
CentralRobert S. Whitmore(951) 276-9292
CentralEdward M. Wolkowitz(310) 229-3367
CentralTimothy J. Yoo(310) 229-3361
CentralNancy J. Zamora(213) 488-9411
EasternSheri L. Carello(916) 444-8149
EasternMichael P. Dacquisto(530) 244-6267
EasternIrma C. Edmonds(559) 221-2233
EasternGary R. Farrar(209) 551-1962
EasternPeter L. Fear(559) 464-5295
EasternAlan S. Fukushima(916) 449-3949
EasternJ. Michael Hopper(530) 757-2033
EasternKimberly J. Husted(916) 635-1939
EasternMichael D. McGranahan(209) 524-1782
EasternEric J. Nims(209) 887-3585
EasternGeoffrey M. Richards(916) 288-8365
EasternJames E. Salven(559) 230-1095
EasternSusan K. Smith(916) 833-2936
EasternHenry M. Spacone(916) 481-3150
EasternJeffrey M. Vetter(661) 809-6806
EasternDouglas M. Whatley(916) 358-9345
NorthernKari Bowyer(408) 641-1327
NorthernLois I. Brady(510) 452-6498
NorthernLinda S. Green(707) 575-6112
NorthernFrode "Fred" S. Hjelmeset(650) 386-5634
NorthernTimothy W. Hoffman(707) 874-2066
NorthernJanina M. Hoskins(707) 569-9508
NorthernDoris A. Kaelin(831) 600-8093
NorthernMichael G. Kasolas(415) 504-1926
NorthernSarah L. Little(510) 485-0740
NorthernPaul J. Mansdorf(510) 526-5993
NorthernE. Lynn Schoenmann(415) 569-4390
NorthernMarlene G. Weinstein(925) 482-8982
SouthernLeonard J. Ackerman(619) 906-5593
SouthernChristopher R. Barclay(619) 255-1529
SouthernGerald Holt Davis(619) 400-9997
SouthernLeslie T. Gladstone(858) 454-9887
SouthernJames L. Kennedy(858) 451-8859
SouthernRonald E. Stadtmueller(858) 564-9310